Peel Region: Conservation Youth Corps – Aug 12 to 16

When:
August 12, 2019 all-day
2019-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
2019-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Various locations in Peel Region
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Cheryl Patten
416-722-4591

The Conservation Youth Corps Program

The Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) program offers Peel Region high school students the opportunity to volunteer for a week in July or August assisting with conservation projects. Volunteers work in crews with other high school students on outdoor tasks and can earn up to 35 community service hours by participating in the program.

Pick Up Locations for August 12 – August 16

  • North Park Secondary School
  • Louise Arbour Secondary School

Eligibility:

  • At least 14 years of age;
  • Currently enrolled in High School and returning in September 2018;
  • Able to commit to volunteering for one full week (Monday – Friday) during July or August;
  • Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation;
  • Comfortable working in a team environment;
  • Punctual and reliable.

Expectations of participants:

  1. Arrive on time at a designated pick up location each day.
  2. Participate in an orientation and training session.
  3. Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks.
  4. Daily work activities including removing invasive species, monitoring planting sites and maintaining trails.
  5. Use hand tools and equipment safely, including shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows.
  6. Other tasks as assigned.

Please note: volunteers less than 18 years of age require parental or guardian consent to participate in this program.

Thank you for your interest in the Conservation Youth Corps Program. If you are interested in joining our waitlist for this week, please email us at cyc@trca.ca